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780 12th St. SW
P.O. Box 822
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4903
Fax: 712-546-4710
Thomas Cooper

Thomas Alan Cooper

Sunday, September 10th, 1961 - Sunday, December 22nd, 2019
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Thomas A. Cooper, 58, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Le Mars, Iowa. Rev. Chris Meier will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 27, 2019 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. There will be a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the church prior to the funeral service.

Thomas Alan Cooper was born on September 10, 1961 in Le Mars, Iowa to Robert and Donita (Clement) Cooper. He attended grade school in Le Mars and Merrill, Iowa. He later attended Le Mars Community High School. Following graduation, Tom took a position as a cook at Hungry’s Restaurant in Merrill. He then went to work at Harker’s Meats in Le Mars. After Harker’s changed to Tyson’s and Gorges Quick to Fix, Tom went to work at Wells’ in 1999. He worked there until his health forced him to retire in March of 2018.

On January 22, 1993, Tom and Sandra Bruxvoort were married in Le Mars. Together they enjoyed raising their family, fishing, camping and riding Harley’s. Tom also enjoyed grilling and barbeque competitions. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and spent his spare time in the garage watching football with friends. Tom was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Le Mars. He was also a member of the Le Mars Eagles Club.

Grateful to have shared his life are his children, Joe and Christina Cooper of Rapid City, SD, Kris and Greg Dreckman, Danielle and Nick Rolling, Jillian and Derek Klein all of Le Mars, Nichole Wolf and Sean Perkins of Arvada, CO; 11 grandchildren; Matthew, Brittney, Erika, Sebastian, Caleb, Kaden, Gavin, Brookelyn, Maisie, Hadley and Isaac; five great-grandchildren; Saylix, Brexley, Aubrey, Landon and Xandyr; his mother, Donita Cooper of Le Mars, IA; two sisters, LeAnn Cooper and Linda and Kevin Christensen both of Le Mars, IA.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert; a son, Adam; and a grandson, Colby.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, December 27th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, December 27th, 2019 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Mauer Johnson Funeral Home
    Address
    780 12th Street SW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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    There will be a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the church prior to the funeral service.
  • Service

    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    St. John's Lutheran Church
    Address
    201 1st Ave NW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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    Officiant
    Rev. Chris Meier
  • Interment

    Location
    Memorial Cemetery
    Address
    111 3rd Street
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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  • Reception

    Location
    Mauer Johnson Funeral Home
    Address
    780 12th Street SW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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Janette Coover

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Joe and Chrissy, Donita, LeAnn, and Linda, I am sorry for your loss of your dad, son, and brother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Now Adam and his dad can finally go fishing together.
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Sue Twyford

Posted at 09:20am
Sandy and family,
We are so very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Please know you're in our hearts and prayers during this most difficult time.
With our love and sympathy, Chuck and Sue Twyford
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